# You asked: How do I figure my handicap for golf?

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Handicap differential = (Adjusted Gross Score-rating of the course) X 113 / Course slope ratings. The course rating is simply the scores of a new golfer on a normal course under a normal playing condition. Slope rating is the rating of 113 for a course based on the standard difficulty.

## How do you calculate a golf handicap?

To quickly figure out what your handicap should be, you need to subtract your number of strokes with the overall Course Rating. For example, on an average par-72 course, if you were finished with 100 strokes, you would subtract 72 from 100 and receive a handicap of 28.

## Can I calculate my own golf handicap?

8 Compare the Handicap Index® you calculate yourself with the Handicap Index® that the golf course’s computer calculates (or use the online USGA Course Calculator at www.usga.org/ playing/handicaps/calculator/course_handicap_ calculator. asp). How do they compare? – Take your gross score and subtract the course rating.

## How do I calculate my 2021 course handicap?

Use this equation: Course Handicap = Index x (Slope Rating of Tee on Course / 113).

## How do I calculate my handicap index?

How is a Handicap Index® calculated? A. Once you have 20 scores in your scoring record, your Handicap Index is calculated by first averaging the best 8 Score Differentials™ out of your most recent 20 scores.

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## How do I calculate my 2020 course handicap?

Pre-2020 the calculation to find the Course Handicap was: Handicap Index X Slope Rating/ 113. The new calculation for Course Handicap will be Handicap Index x (Slope Rating/113) + (Course Rating- Par). The reason for this change is to accommodate players who play off different tees.

## What’s my handicap if I shoot 85?

What Is My Golf Handicap If I Shoot 85? If you play a par 72 course and shoot 85, you are probably around a 13 handicap.

## What’s the difference between handicap and index?

The Difference Between Handicap and Handicap Index

Handicap is a general term for a golfer’s average score in relation to par (e.g., 14-over means 14 handicap); Handicap index is a term specific to an official handicapping system and refers to a rating of the golfer’s game produced as part of that system.